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DOCS Education member transforms clinical into comfortable

"Sit back and relax in our reclining massage chair. Would you like a warm
towel? Do you want to listen to music or watch a movie during your treatment?"

Hearing this, you might think you're at a day spa. Think again; you're at the dentist.

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Dr. Linda Edgar for AGD Vice President

Linda Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD has been a valiant champion for education and quality patient care...

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Faculty Spotlight

DOCS Education is pleased to announce the addition to its faculty of Dr. John Hexem, who will teach IV Sedation Update. Dr. Hexem is highly regarded instructor with a distinguished background as an anesthesiologist.

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New state rules on pain management now in effect

Health care providers in Washington have new regulations and guidance to help with more effective pain management.

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Dr. Craig Rubinoff on Sedation Dentistry

We recently had the opportunity to reach out to Dr. Craig Rubinoff, a DOCS Education member and Fellow, and ask him how DOCS Education and sedation dentistry have benefited both his practice and patients.

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Apprehensive Patient with Asthma and Hypertension

I have a female patient scheduled for two crowns and several fillings who is apprehensive about treatment. The patient’s cardiologist gave a release with precaution to avoid epinephrine. What would you advise for treatment?

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In the News - Dr. Robin Rutherford

As part of our ongoing commitment we periodically share stories from the news and media about DOCS Education members from around the world. Here is one such story.

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ADHD, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Depression

A 30-year-old man came to me today for a consultation for oral conscious sedation. His treating physician says the patient is suffering from bipolar disorder, ADHD, and panic attacks. The MD says the patient is under "good control," is not schizophrenic and is not suffering from any other psychosis. Do you recommend treating him?

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AAPD Names New Board Officers and Trustees at Annual Session in New York City

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) inducted the new President and other Officers and Trustees for the AAPD Board of Trustees during its 64th Annual Session in New York.

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Federal agency seeking dentists for focus groups

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is looking for general dentists...

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Someone Googles your practice. The difference between clicking and not clicking can be fractional. Today, DOCS Education unveils SedationCare.com’s latest tip for getting noticed by prospective patients.
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The famed CE organization DOCS Education expands to create a new membership institute celebrating the smallest of hounds.
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A general dentist who treats children at a nonprofit center that serves immigrants and a pediatric dental specialist who works with the handicapped have been named co-recipients of the 2014 DOCS Ed
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A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I have a patient who is ASA III, Mallampati 2, base line BP 135/86 Spo2 98%. The patient has depression, stable angina, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and arthritis. Last exam was 3 weeks ago.


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In conjunction with the Sixth Annual Sedation Safety Week, five $1,000 educational scholarships will be awarded to dentists who work in the non-profit sector.
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Dental amalgams have long been controversial. A mixture of mercury, silver, tin, copper and other metals, amalgam fillings were first introduced to America in 1833 by two French entrepreneurs, the Crawcour brothers.
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